Andrew G. WALDER 魏昂德
PhD University of Michigan, 1981
Adjunct Professor

Professor Andrew Walder (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981) is Professor in and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He directs the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. He taught at Columbia University before moving to Harvard in 1987, where he chaired the M.A. Program on Regional Studies-East Asia. From 1995 to 1997 he headed the Division of Social Sciences at the HKUST. From 1996 to 2006, he chaired the Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s Panel on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies. Professor Walder studies changes in the ownership and control of large Chinese corporations and the emergence of a new corporate elite with ties to state agencies. Recent publications include Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement, The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History (edited with Joseph Esherick and Paul Pickowicz), and “Revolution, Reform, and Status Inheritance: Urban China 1949-1996.”
Research Interests
  • China's Economic Reforms
  • Social Mobility and Stratification in China
  • Political Change in Communist Regimes
  • Political Movements in China.
Representative Publications
  • "Factional Conflict at Beijing University, 1966-1968." The China Quarterly, (September 2006).
  • "Ambiguity and Choice in Political Movements: The Origins of Beijing Red Guard Factionalism." American Journal of Sociology [in press].
  • "Elite Opportunity in Transitional Economies." American Sociological Review 68:6 (December 2003): 899-916.
  • "Markets and Income Inequality in Rural China: Political Advantage in an Expanding Economy." American Sociological Review 67: 2 (April 2002), 231-253.
  • "Beijing Red Guard Factionalism: Social Interpretations Reconsidered." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 61 (2002).
  • "Career Advancement as Party Patronage: Sponsored Mobility into the Chinese Administrative Elite." American Journal of Sociology 106: 5 (March 2001): 1371-1408 (Second author, with Bobai Li).
  • "Politics and Life Chances in a State Socialist Regime: Dual Career Paths into the Urban Chinese Elite, 1949-1996." American Sociological Review, 65: 2 (April 2000): 191-209. (First author, with Bobai Li and Donald J. Treiman).
  • "Local governments as industrial firms: An organizational analysis of China's transitional economy", American Journal of Sociology, Vol.101, No.2, pp.263-301, September 1995.
  • "Career mobility and the communist political order", American Sociological Review, Vol.60, No.3, pp.309-328, June 1995.